Activating SnapDevelop

To assign a SnapDevelop license

To activate SnapDevelop, a SnapDevelop license must be assigned to your account first.

However, there is no way to directly assign (or unassign) a SnapDevelop license. Your license administrator will have to assign a PowerBuilder license to automatically assign a SnapDevelop license. Once a PowerBuilder license is assigned to your account, a SnapDevelop license will be automatically assigned to your account as well. And once the PowerBuilder license is unassigned, the corresponding SnapDevelop license will be automatically unassigned as well. Therefore, to get a SnapDevelop license, make sure to get a valid PowerBuilder license first.

Note that if an offline license is assigned to your account, it will be automatically assigned to PowerBuilder and SnapDevelop; but it will be only shown in the PowerBuilder All Licenses list, but not in the SnapDevelop All Licenses list.

To activate SnapDevelop with an online license

To activate SnapDevelop with an online license, input your user account in the SnapDevelop login window and make sure your computer has Internet connection, so that the online license can be activated by the Appeon license server during the login process. If you have configured a firewall on your machine, make sure you configure your firewall to allow access to the following domain used by the online license activation mechanism:

Protocol: HTTPS

Port: 443

Domain: api.appeon.com and api2.appeon.com

If you have already activated PowerBuilder with an online license, then SnapDevelop which is installed on the same machine will be automatically activated and logged in.

To activate SnapDevelop with an offline license

To activate SnapDevelop with an offline license, make sure you have already activated PowerBuilder with an offline license so that SnapDevelop which is installed on the same machine will be automatically activated and logged in. And there is no way to directly activate and log in SnapDevelop using an offline license in the SnapDevelop login window.

If the offline license is activated in an earlier version of PowerBuilder such as PowerBuilder 2017 or 2019, then SnapDevelop is unable to read and use this offline license.